*Usher got a big ol’ slice of humble pie from his own child.
The singer says his son Nayvid Ely Raymond, who turns 6 in December, isn’t impressed with his dad’s vocal ability.
“He doesn’t care about what I do as much. … He’s like, ‘I’m the star. Who are you? You sing?’ ” Usher said in a recent interview.
“He told me the other day, he says, ‘You’re not a great singer,’ ” Usher, 36, continued with a laugh. His reply to his son: “What? I’m a great singer!”
Usher said his other son – named after him – is extremely taken with his father’s dance moves.
“When seeing me perform on tour in the past … and most of the time it’s past his bedtime, but he’s just sitting there studying every move, every second, like laser focus,” he said of Usher Raymond V, who turns 7 next month. “And then I’ll see him off by himself doing the moves.”
Usher’s UR Experience World Tour kicked off Saturday (Nov. 1) in Montreal. He said the tour was influenced by live shows he’s seen from U2, Bruce Springsteen and Frankie Beverly.
“There’s this connection, and that is what gave the inspiration for this show,” he said of the veteran acts.